Ocean Animal Research Project Beach Day Fun Summer School Writing Activity

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Are you looking for an engaging writing and research project to hook your students and help them complete a research report independently this end of the year summer season or during a Beach-themed Day? This step-by-step approach will help you save time planning and help students succeed! Be ready to be wowed by your students' writing!

This Oceans Animals Research Project is broken down step by step, to help your students write a research project independently.

Want even more ocean activities? Check out the ocean bundle!

This writing project includes everything you need to help your students complete an animal research project.

Directions are clear and easy to understand and come in two layouts for students to either work at their own pace or work as a class step by step.

Note-taking sheets and organizers help students to record information they learn from the sources they are using, as well as, gain a deeper understanding about animals of the ocean.

This set also includes a digital version to use with Google Classroom™.

This pack can be easily infused into any writing program. See the preview for more specific details! Perfect for:

  • End of Year In-Class Project Time
  • Formal/Informal Writing Assessment
  • Summer School
  • At-Home Summer Projects

Kindly NOTE: For students to complete the research, you will need to provide them with books or websites. This pack contains reproducibles to help them gather and organize information into a research project. Website suggestion is included.


Color Anchor Charts:

What is a Habitat? Poster

What is a Biome? Poster

What are our Planet’s Oceans? Poster

Who Lives in the Ocean? Poster

List of Ocean Species Poster

Writing Resources:

Get to Know the Ocean two page NF Article and Response Questions

Student Project Directions (2 Formats)

Preparing for Animal Research and KWL

Detailed Student Note Taking Sheets with Guided Ideas for 2 Different Sources

Plain Student Note Taking Sheet

Planning Your Writing Graphic Organizers

Planning each Paragraph & Details Graphic Organizer

Student Editing Checklist and Teacher Rubric

Lined Paper and Cover Sheet for Animal Research

Creative Animal Research Display Options:

Animal Flipbook

Animal Close Up

Animal Display Poster

4 “You Choose” Going Further Extension Organizers

Teacher Notes and Suggestions

✓Link and directions for digital version.

Recent feedback on this resource:

"This is an EXTRAORDINARY resource - it is so thoughtfully designed! Each step is clear, and the organization is exceptional for students! They LOVE this research project!"

"This was a very fun and low prep research project. I used it this summer with 4th graders and they had a blast! The note taking and comprehension skill pages were very helpful and I was able to teach a few mini-lessons with them before having them take off and research. Will definitely be using again!"

"Such a great resource! I used this as a small group writing project and my students loved it!"

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly.
Introduce a topic clearly, provide a general observation and focus, and group related information logically; include formatting (e.g., headings), illustrations, and multimedia when useful to aiding comprehension.
Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.


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